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As the market for Intellectual Property Attorneys continually changes, it is our job at Elite to stay informed. Our team of recruiters welcomes the opportunity to keep you apprised of new positions and email the job descriptions that line up with your specifications and requirements. We are currently working on numerous IP searches for both companies and law firms. Below is a sampling of some of those positions. Please feel free to contact us at any time for more information and a more detailed list of positions.


Recent Listing

Large General Practice Firm, Ref. No. 14899


Title: Patent  Agent, 2 plus years USPTO Preferred

Requirements: Candidate must be patent-bar qualified. Candidate preferably is a registered patent agent and has 2+ years of experience preparing and prosecuting patents. Candidate preferably has experience writing software, ideally in several layers of a software stack, or a degree in computer science, computer engineering, physics or electrical engineering or a related field. Familiarity with applied mathematics, statistics, data science, machine learning, or natural language processing is helpful.  Chinese speaking is a huge plus. Proficiency in written English is required. Successful candidate must have excellent attention to detail, strong interpersonal communication skills, be highly-motivated, business-minded, a team player, able to learn new technologies quickly, and have a strong ability to write well. Candidate must be able to effectively manage multiple matters simultaneously with various deadlines, and possess the technical and analytical skills necessary to conduct complex and detailed analysis of patent-related matters. Candidate must also possess the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys, staff, and clients and provide information with courtesy and tact in person, electronically, and by phone.

Primary responsibilities of the position include developing and implementing patent filing strategies, conducting interviews with clients to obtain invention disclosures, preparing patent applications under the supervision of a patent attorney, analyzing office actions and preparing responses under the supervision of a patent attorney, conducting interviews with Patent Office examiners and other patent prosecution-related activity, assisting in formulating and preparing infringement and validity opinions, working on patent post-grant proceedings, assisting in patent and other litigation, and supporting intellectual property licensing and other transactions. Additional duties include writing scientific and technical documents in clear concise English; effectively managing a docket with multiple clients and deadlines; conducting legal and technical research and analysis using all available resources in support of various patent-related matters; working closely with attorneys, other agents, and staff to research the invention and draft the specifications using technical expertise in the field; following the ethical requirements as set forth by the Firm`s professional liability insurer; and performing various other tasks as requested/needed.

Compensation: Competitive

Billable hour requirement for agents is 1650; Billing hour requirement for student associates is 1600 hours

Tuition Assistance: Yes, firm provides tuition support on a case by case basis.

401(k) and/or Roth 401(k) - Eligible on the first day of the month following date of hire

401(k) Match - The Firm matches 3% of pay (up to a maximum of $8,100 for 2017)

Profit Sharing - Eligible as of date of hire, Firm contributes 5% of 2017 pay.

Firm has over 250 IP attorneys in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, Shanghai and Tokyo and other offices around the country and abroad.

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